Catholic, Independent Elementary Schools Serving Chicago's Children Since 1876


institutional Advancement
Vision AND Values



The Department of Institutional Advancement strives to ensure that St. Madeleine Sophie Barat’s vision, “for the sake of one child,” endures.


1. We present the school as a Christ-centered institution.

2. We cultivate a life-long love of learning.


3. We inspire the community to participate in direct service and act for social justice.

4. We educate the Adult Community in the heritage and mission of Sacred Heart Schools.


5. We motivate personal growth by the sharing of our knowledge, gifts and talents with each other.




In carrying out this important work, we value mutual respect and support, compassion and empathy, dedication and integrity, accountability and community.





Institutional Advancement Staff

The Department of Institutional Advancement consists of the offices of Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Development, and Inclusion and Engagement.

The Department of Institutional Advancement furthers the mission of Sacred Heart education by:

  • raising visibility and increasing understanding of the school's mission, philosophy and programs,
  • introducing new individuals to the school and inviting prospective families to join the Sacred Heart community,
  • cultivating friends and building strong meaningful relationships that enhance the community and contribute positively to school culture, and
  • creating opportunities that invite investment and secure philanthropic resources in support of the school's strategic priorities.

Anne Marie Tirpak
Director of Institutional Advancement
(773) 681-8401

Amanda Stieber
Associate Director of Marketing for Enrollment
(773) 751-7656

Heather Celiz Yap
Institutional Advancement Associate and Driehaus Receptionist
(773) 751-7637


Admissions Office


Judy Corrin
Admissions Director
(773) 681-8436

Kris Carbon
Assistant Admissions Director
(773) 681-8424

Carolyn Meurer
Assistant Admissions Director
(773) 681-8494

James Nuessen
Assistant Admissions Director
(773) 681-8418

Development Office


Alexandra Voigt
Development Director
(773) 681-8410

Nicole Van Pelt
Assistant Development Director, Research & Records Management
(773) 681-8409

Courtney Peters
Assistant Development Director, Special Events
(773) 681-8480

Ann Chiumino
Assistant Development Director, Alumni Relations
(773) 681-8497






Marketing and Communications Office

Leo Krause
Marketing and Communications Director
(773) 681-8425

Kim Malafaia
Marketing and Communications Associate, Graphic Design
(773) 681-8404

Nancy Nickel
Marketing and Communications Associate, Editorial
(773) 681-8502

Julia-Kaye Rohlf
Marketing and Communications Associate, Multimedia
(773) 681-8420